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Week-long campaign against Child Labour launched

Week-long campaign against Child Labour launched
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“I am very happy to see more children take part in this event with enthusiasm. It is very heartening to see many deprived children taking education seriously,” said Police Commissioner D Gautam Sawang here on Sunday.

“I am very happy to see more children take part in this event with enthusiasm. It is very heartening to see many deprived children taking education seriously,” said Police Commissioner D Gautam Sawang here on Sunday. He launched the week long awareness programme of the Child Line on the occasion of Anti Child Labor Day at TV Bhavan.

Addressing the destitute children, Sawang said that he would extend complete cooperation to the NGOs which are managing the homes for destitute, orphan and rescued children in the district. “Child Friendly Policing is what I am into and every child should remember that police are their friends who are there to protect them and look into their welfare and well being. We are committed to your service,” assured the Commissioner who also expressed his desire to spend time with the children at their respective shelters.

He insisted that all the children who are pursuing school education should learn English language owing the global scenario and asked them to utilise the opportunity to the best of their abilities. Not just academics but sports and games, extracurricular activities are also an important part of childhood development, said the commissioner.

He released the poster against Child Labor and inaugurated the signature campaign by signing it. Forum for Child Rights, NCLP, Women and Child Welfare Department, CWC, DCPU, VMC, Police and Education department and NGOs have come forward to organise an awareness campaign which will be held throughout a period of one week starting from Sunday. Street plays, drama, workshops, seminars, rallies, parents’ awareness district level convergence are a part of the awareness programme.

Joint Commissioner of Labor MN Varahala Rao, NCLP project director D Anjaneya Reddy, Treasurer of Child Line BS Koteswara Rao, SKCV Chairman Sridhar Reddy and others spoke. Vice president of Forum for Child Rights Fr Bala Showry, CWC member Dr T S Rao, Child Line coordinator A Ramesh, representatives of the social homes, NGOs, and others were present.

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